A Writer Writes: The Last Ride by Elise Annunziata (Senegal 1996-99)
[This piece by Elise Annunziata (Senegal 1996-99) was published a decade ago, and it is one of our most remembered pieces. So, we are republishing it for those RPCVs who missed reading it the first time.] A Writer Writes The Last Ride by Elise Annunziata (Senegal 1996-99) I HAD SAID SO OFTEN that leaving my Senegalese village, Keur Madiabel, would the most difficult part of my three-year Peace Corps service. Every time a farewell scene crept into my mind, I banished it quickly and vowed to think about it later. But, before I accepted the reality of my departure, “later” was looming over my head and it was time to drive – for the last time – from my village to the regional capital, with a fraction of my original possessions thrown into the backseat of a Peace Corps vehicle. My last full day Most of the afternoon on my . . .Read More
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